To understand the value of hydro jetting, let’s look at the benefit of no digging. It’s a trenchless method. Therefore, the time and expense of excavating sewer pipes, along with the labor involved, are avoided. But nationally, the average cost of hydro jetting is $700 (as of 2023). The estimate for a simple job may be lower, but on the high end, the service can cost as much as $1,100 for a residential customer.¹
However, commercial hydro jetting can cost as much as $3,300.¹
Hydro jetting has similarities to snaking a sewer line, which averages $200 to $600.¹ A sewer snake is a long flexible metal rod. It’s inserted into the cleanout and, once in the pipe, a machine is activated to rotate the rod and sharp blades that cut through debris, tree roots, or whatever else is causing the clog. A hydro jetting hose is connected to a machine on one end, while the other end is inserted into the pipe. Long and flexible, it pumps a powerful jet of clean water into the sewer line to clear a blockage.
Hydro jetting isn’t typically priced at a flat rate. The factors that influence how much you pay for it include
A professional plumber can safely hydro jet a sewer line or determine if the pipe is too old, damaged, or weakened to hold up. It’s a fast way to clear minor clogs and residual debris consisting of a wide range of materials. Wastewater is dirty and contains harmful bacteria; a hydro jetting professional helps eliminate these organisms, the odors they produce, and the risk of infection.
Hydro jetting can remove stubborn clogs and keep your sewer line in top condition. NexGen uses industrial-grade machines that generate pressures of up to 4,000 psi to break up virtually any clog. To schedule hydro jetting services in Southern California to clear a blockage, fix a backed-up sewer, or maintain the line, call (805) 301-6788.